Central European Distribution Corporation is eyeing acquisitions in Central Europe after it posted rising second-quarter sales and earnings.

The US-based company has seen operating income almost quadruple to US$22m during the three-month period ending 30 June.

The company, which has bought Polish distillers Bols and Polmos Bialystok and Polish distributor Imperial in the last year, posted a 35% leap in net sales to US$22m.

CEO and president Bill Carey said: "We also see significant acquisition opportunities in the spirit sector within Central Europe in which we currently have taken the first step with the acquisition of Bols Hungary and the Royal Vodka brand."

The company closed the Bols Hungary deal last month for around US$19.6m.

CEDC is the largest vodka producer in Poland.